Champagne in the time of Corona. Virus, that is.

“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday, and there are better days around the corner.”  – Marlene Dietrich By Panos Kakaviatos  27 April 2020 A similar version of this article appeared in winereviewonline.com  Sorry for the weak title: a play on “Love in the Time of Cholera”, but anyway … 😁 Last month on a […]

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Swiss wine visit

From the Alps to Lake Biel By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  15 September 2018 Greetings dear readers – and sorry for a long absence. Looking for a new apartment here in Strasbourg, and my work for the Council of Europe, which will be taking me to Vienna, Austria ; Odessa, Ukraine and Athens, Greece in […]

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An elitist wine snob should know where to draw the line

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 1 September 2018 Greetings readers, writing to you from lovely Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany, where the harvest has begun earlier than usual given the hot summer. I am here for yet another series of tastings of Mundus Vini, one of the most important wine competitions in the world. […]

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Eating well in Alsace

Le Buerehiesel in Strasbourg (restaurant review) By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 24 March 2018 OK so it cost me more than €120 … but lunch here was fabulous. I had enjoyed lunch here a few years back with a work colleague and it was a positive experience for about the same price. But this time, it […]

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“Bourgogne Côte d’Or”

A brand new premium regional Burgundy By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  25 November 2017 Much of this text was published in Wine Business International yesterday, Friday November 24. I recall hearing about a new level of regional Bourgogne wine, already a few years back at a press conference held in Beaune. It was supposed to represent […]

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